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Fine on Acting: A Vision of the Craft

Fine on Acting: A Vision of the Craft
Your Price: $32.95 CDN
Author: Howard Fine with Chris Freeman
Foreword by: Michael Chiklis
Publisher: Havenhurst Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 218
Pub. Date: 2009
ISBN-10: 0982285329
ISBN-13: 9780982285329

About the Book:

Fine On Acting is a "class in a book" that provides a solid foundation in the useful and exciting acting technique taught at the renowned Howard Fine Acting Studio, located in the heart of Hollywood and its sister-Studio in Melbourne, Australia.

For over 30 years, Howard Fine has built an unshakable reputation as one of the most gifted acting teachers in the business. His career is rooted in New York, primarily at the American Music and Dramatic Academy, and his philosophy reflects that of his mentor and close colleague of the legendary actor and acting teacher Uta Hagen. They shared many professional courtesies, including having a close and complimentary understanding of technique.

His passion for coaching the best and brightest professional actors and actresses led in 1985 to his relocating to Hollywood, where his prominent reputation emerged. Howard Fine began his career in Los Angeles by privately coaching students in his living room, but in 1988 had to expand to accommodate his growing classes. He became an instant and enduring sensation, a "first call" for actors and their representatives, who know his direction can define careers. Howard Fine has has personally coached hundreds of Hollywood's most notable, recognizable and decorated actors, including Oscar winners Jennifer Connelly and Jared Leto; Oscar nominees Brad Pitt, Michelle Williams, Salma Hayek, and Bradley Cooper; Golden Globe nominees Simon Baker, Rosanna Arquette, Brooke Shields and Mark Harmon; and Emmy winners Kim Delaney, Sela Ward and Michael Chiklis.

Heralded as "Best Acting Teacher in LA" by Back Stage magazine (in a strictly one-time-only award), Hollywood's most sought after acting teacher Howard Fine reveals the winning technique that has garnered his students international acclaim and the industry's highest honours in his groundbreaking book Fine On Acting.

As a lover of the craft, the art, and ultimately the powerful magic of acting, Howard Fine is one of the few elite acting experts who has devoted his primary career to perfecting the teaching and coaching of professional actors. His outstanding reputation is the product of his remarkable expertise uniquely coupled with his extraordinary gift to inspire. He all but explodes the myth of the screaming, bitter acting teacher that potential students fear.

Fine On Acting covers the essentials for actors, including The Common Mistakes, Rehearsal, Auditions, Stage vs. Television and Film Acting, and Comedy vs. Drama. Fine also offers valuable advice for troubleshooting challenging situations, such as playing opposite a bad actor, nerves, memorizing lines, working with a bad director, and being emotionally blocked.

What people say:

"You've purchased this book because you either aspire to be an actor or want to be a better one. Either way you've made a wonderful decision. Howard Fine is a great teacher. His philosophy and approach to the craft of acting are the most helpful, encouraging and practically applicable I've ever encountered.." — Michael Chiklis, Emmy Award-winning actor (The Shield, Fantastic Four)

"For more than twenty-five years, Howard Fine has won respect within the film industry as an innovative teacher of acting skills ... With the assistance of co-author Chris Freeman, Howard Fine has distilled his insights and innovations as one of Hollywood's most successful acting coaches and teachers in Fine on Acting: A Vision of the Craft ... Fine On Acting is an essential manual for anyone aspiring to an acting career from local community theatre to big budget Hollywood extravaganzas, television, Broadway and Off-Broadway productions." — Midwest Book Review

About the Author:

Howard Fine is a renowned American acting teacher and the protege of the legendary Uta Hagen. The founder and artistic director of the Howard Fine Acting Studio, with permanent bases in Hollywood and Melbourne, Australia, he is recognized as one of the most sought-after coaches and well-known acting teachers alive today.